WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces Chauncy Glover as recipient of the 2016 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.
The award, named for the late Angelo B. Henderson, recognizes a journalist who has had a positive impact on the community outside the realm of journalism. Henderson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal who later became a minister, community activist and radio talk show host.
"Famed dancer and teacher Judith Jamison once said: 'It's the obligation of the mentor or teacher to redefine the impossible, to bolster the child's uniqueness by helping them become a whole person, a mature adult, someone who knows how to make good choices,'" NABJ President Sarah Glover said. "Chauncy Glover does just that. He helps to redefine the impossible for young people and helps them believe that they can accomplish what they want through discipline, dedication and hard work. I'm personally moved by Chauncy's dedication to improve the outcomes for black males."
Chauncy Glover, a reporter at KTRK-TV, the ABC-owned station in Houston, founded The Chauncy Glover Project, while working for WDIV-TV in Detroit. The program is a hands-on mentoring initiative designed to help young men become positive adults. He and other mentors work with males in grades 7-12. The students receive mentors who meet with them for one-on-one and group activities, and participate in community service projects. The program also provides scholarships for college-bound students.
"(Chauncy) not only has a proven track record as a competitive journalist but also is a man with a passion for making the community he serves a better place for those who watch him on television everyday," notes reporter Steve Jefferson of WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, one of Chauncy Glover's mentors.
Chauncy Glover will be honored this summer during the NABJ/NAHJ Convention and Career Fair in Washington, D.C.
NABJ applauds Chauncy Glover on his commitment to community.